H.R. 5428 (110th): Vessel Navigation and Safety Improvement Act

Feb 13, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ellen Tauscher
Representative for California's 10th congressional district
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Feb 13, 2008
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H.R. 1100 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2009


This bill was introduced on February 13, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 13, 2008
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2008
Full Title

To direct the Commandant of the Coast Guard to issue regulations requiring pilots of certain vessels to carry and utilize a portable electronic device equipped for navigational purposes, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

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Vessel Navigation and Safety Improvement Act - Directs the Coast Guard's Commandant to issue regulations requiring: (1) that any pilot serving on a self-propelled, commercial vessel of at least 300 gross tons carry and use a portable electronic device equipped for navigational purposes and capable of being connected to an Automatic Identification System; and (2) related pilot training.
Allows the Commandant to exempt a pilot by certifying that such a device is not necessary where the pilot operates.

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